Kathy Mayer is the founder and President of CBK Catering & Events. Kathy oversees all aspects of the company, ensuring attention to detail and meticulous service standards shine through to each dish and event. Kathy founded CBK in 2010, leveraging her depth of hospitality and entertaining experience.
Kathy was first introduced to the catering and hospitality business as a server while in college, then later as Assistant Catering Manager for a local boutique hotel. Kathy also managed a full-service restaurant after college.
Kathy and her husband Tom founded Hospitality Consulting Services in Tampa, FL in 1993. HCS served leading hotels around the globe with technology and communication solutions. In 2000, they opened and designed the Holiday Inn Nassau, Bahamas—a flagship location. The hotel featured full-service operations overlooking Nassau Harbor.
Over the last decade, Kathy has built CBK to be a leading hospitality provider in the Tampa Bay Area. Serving private, corporate, and social functions, CBK has secured a loyal clientele. Seeing CBK’s growth has been especially exciting for Kathy, as she began the business executing events from the kitchen to clean up. Her most notable accomplishments include becoming a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), securing an exclusive food service contract with The University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine + Heart Institute & CAMLS facility, and becoming an approved NFL Business Connect Vendor for Super Bowl LV.